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I wanted to post a pic of my new V50 AWD T5.
I have added the following:

Sport Steering wheel
Matching Sport Shift Knob
Heico Pedals and Heico Dead Pedal
Factory Aero Package (added after purchase)
Factory Exhaust extension tips (not really sure I like these)
Ronal 18" Wheels with Perelli Nero m+s 225/40 18 tires.

Thinking about adding:

Heico grill
Heico door entry strips
Lowered springs (supplier?)

I highly recommend the sport steering wheel as it adds a whole new feel to the car. The other mods are great, too of course!


Let me know your thougths,

Cheers,

http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif Mark
 

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Looks pretty good!


I'm a huge fan of the Heico grille. I have it on my car and love the more understated look.

My wheels are arriving Thursday or Friday -- I also went with the Ronal, but I chose the R41 with Kumho Ecsta MX (Kumho's best street tire).

I'll follow up with the Heico front and rear lower lip and tinted windows (for dog protection from the sun). Then I will consider the springs and perhaps the LSD. ... we'll see.
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LSD for the AWD? Whose?

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LSD for the AWD? Whose?

Hrm -- Heico's front page says M66, but the interior says M56. What is the gearbox code for the AWD 6spd?

What's the dirt on this, Tom? I assume you're implying it's not compatible?
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The gearbox isn't the issue, it's the presence of the AWD PTO (a splined sleeve). Maybe Todd can weigh in, my understanding is the Heico unit isn't compatible.

Beyond that though, do you really want an LSD when you have AWD? You've already got the extra bite. Although, if you went whole hog, F&R LSDs would be a beast.


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Beyond that though, do you really want an LSD when you have AWD?

IMO yes -- I have gotten inside tire wheelspin on the street when driving marginally hard (two-tenths). Perhaps this will be less of a factor when my good tires come in.

Thanks for the insight. It'd be a shame (but not suprising) if there isn't something available for the S40/V50.
 
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